Abstract: Fingerprint Recognition has been one of the important areas of research due to the ease of extraction of these features and its universal acceptability. One of the major challenges encountered in this method of recognition is the low quality of the fingerprints. This proposed hybrid method enhances the performance of the system by combining the minutiae based techniques with the global features based technique. This combination helps in achieving better rate of recognition especially when the fingerprint quality is low.

Keywords: Local features, Global structures,Singular points, Directional Field.